“Just where you are, that’s the place to start” Pema Chodron

The client-counsellor relationship is one based on building trust and a collaborative partnership. Your expectations or what you hope to get out of counselling will guide the process. What therapy is and how it works is unique to each of us. While we share much in common, we all carry experiences, beliefs, aspirations, and fears that are ours alone and give us distinct perspectives. My intention is to work with the strengths and interests that each person brings to the process of awareness and change. I explore the intrapersonal and interpersonal aspects of relationships, along with identifying the attachment style a person has developed. One of my strengths as a counsellor is to form a genuine connection between myself and my clients. It is always my primary goal to create a safe, nurturing, engaging, and hopeful environment for clients.

I tailor my therapeutic approach to suit what makes you uniquely you. I have studied numerous approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. I am guided by a progressive therapy approach that recognizes that our individual problems or challenges are connected to greater social issues and constructs. I utilize a mindful and intuitive approach, along with evidence-based counselling modalities, to assist my clients with the goals and hopes they have identified for counselling. The counselling plan that is created by the client and myself matches the goals, personality, and unique perspective of the client. I have extensive experience utilizing the following counselling approaches:

● Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, including Mindfulness Based CBT
Solution Focussed Therapy
EMDR trained therapist
Non-violent Communication (NVC)
Narrative Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Ego State Therapy
Family Systems and Satir Based family therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Schema Therapy
Gottman method couples therapy
Emotionally Focussed couples therapy
Trauma Informed Therapy
Positive Psychology
Somatic Psychotherapy
LGBTQ2+ allied
Psycho-education and skills building
Attachment Theory